Chelsea are reportedly eyeing up a move for 63-year-old Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti to replace Graham Potter.

According to a report from Calciomercatoweb, Chelsea are looking at 63-year-old Italian manager Luciano Spalletti as a potential replacement for Graham Potter. The Blues have had a dismal campaign so far, and Potter’s long-term future is in doubt after a series of disappointing performances.

The former Brighton & Hove manager has been backed considerably during the summer transfer window and the January transfer window. However, he has failed to get the best out of his players. And Chelsea are currently languishing in the mid-table positions.

The Blues are in real danger of missing out on UEFA Champions League qualification. And a club of their stature should be challenging for major trophies every season. It will be interesting to see if the club owners are willing to bring in a replacement for Potter at the end of the season.

The west Londoners have shown interest in several managers to replace Potter, including Zinedine Zidane. And Napoli manager Luciano Spalletti has emerged as the latest option on their radar amid the Partenopei’s successes this season.

Chelsea-bound? (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images )

The 63-year-old has done an outstanding job since taking over at Napoli. And he helped them return to the Champions League last season. This year, the Italian giants have scaled to a whole new level, and they are on course to win the Scudetto. Apart from their success in terms of results, Napoli’s free-flowing attacking football has attracted a lot of praise as well.

Chelsea certainly have a number of talented players at their disposal. And a manager like Spalletti could get the best out of them. The club owners will probably stick with Potter until the end of the season. And it remains to be seen whether the former Brighton manager can turn things around at Stamford Bridge.

He was highly rated during his time at Brighton. But things are clearly not going according to plan for him at Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, Spalletti has managed big clubs like AS Roma in the past, and he will be aware of the expectations at Chelsea. It remains to be seen whether the Blues can convince the 63-year-old to leave Napoli in favour of a move to the Premier League.

Meanwhile, Chelsea have been linked with a move for the Napoli striker Victor Osimhen. The arrival of Spalletti could certainly help them lure the 24-year-old striker to Stamford Bridge. Osimhen has been outstanding under Spalletti this season, and the player could be keen on a reunion.

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